Joel Brannigan is an experienced coach and manager, having worked in strength and conditioning since his retirement from professional rugby in 2004, with a career that say him playing for Edinburgh, London Welsh RFC and Newcastle Falcons RFC and representing Scotland at international level. Accredited in 2007, Joel has worked with success across a diverse range of organisations and has a depth of experience in elite and professional sport, NGBs, education settings and the private sector. He has been delivering workshops for the UKSCA since 2012 as a tutor and is also a practising assessor on the current accreditation process. In addition, he has been involved in several UKSCA working groups on the subject of early years practitioner development; he is also part of the team who has taken the new UKSCA Trainer Award from its infancy to product launch.
- The big impact a PE teacher had on him in his youth as a “big” kid.
- How being “consistently average” helped him become a professional rugby player.
- The influences key mentors played in his development as a coach.
- The various changes in the Northumbria program over the years in relation to funding at the university.
- The challenges encountered when working with student athletes.
- The trends he has noticed emerging with student athletes arriving at university.
You can keep up to date with Joel via Twitter: @joelbrannigan03 .
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